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j CrrOETUNITT i3 Acpjl iVii TENNESSEE'S LEAD ING NEGRO JOURNAL ONE AMONG THE 1,000 NEWSPAPERS GIVEN PRESS TICKETS TO THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION. Vol. VII. NASHVILLE, TENN , FRIDAY JUNE 28, 1912. No. 26 VOTE FOR ROOSEVELT SAYS DR. GRIGGS TO CELEBRATION AT IIADLEH PARK JULY 4TII TO BE IM PORTANT EPOCH. YOUNG PEOPLE RU1INUI( CLUIJ ROOMS, PARKS CAPTURING THEM. NEGRO DELE GATE STAND COULDN'T BE BOUGHT OR SOLI). PRESIDENT TAFT RENOMINATED COL. ROOSEVELT HEAD THIRD PARTY. AUSPICIOUS OPENING FIRT WEEK OFTEJiN. NORMAL 4 YOUNG NEGROES. Striking Address In Chicago. Author and Educator In Chicago Speaks to B. Y. P. U. Civil War Times Before People Stick to . Republican Party Masses of People In Bondage. Chicago. June ' 25. Sutton E. I Griggs, Negro author and educator, of nignt before the Baptist Young Peo ple s Union Congress at Providence .-Baptist Church, urged the people of his race to support Theodore Roose velt in his fight for progressive prin ciples. "If the young Negroes of this coun try should believe in anvthinsr." the speaker said, "it shou,d be in the square deal in the political affairs of this country. "The Negroes are free American citizens today as the result or pro duct of. a change in political affairs.' At the beginning of 'the Civil War neither the Democratic party nor the Whig party was ideal in its attitude toward slavery and the Republican REV. SUTTON E. GRIGGS, D D. dent proved the salvation of the race. The Negroes of today, therefore, shou'd bo the last to oppose the TirrritlTir nu-nv from estahHsVif1 fns. toms or to say that they should stick to the old Republican party merely be cause of its name. "The bat 1 1.9 that was before the country in Civil War times Is before the people of this country now in a new guise. The Negroes were held in boudago then by masters, but the great mass of the American people, white and black, are now under the Vondage of politica'. masters and seek ers after special privilege." ANNUAL REPORT OF Y. M. C. A. The annual report- of the state sec retary on Y. M. C. A. work in Ten nessee for the year ending May 31, 1912, shows that the valuation of buildings and lots owned by the Y. M. C. A. of this state ia $1,190,500. The total membership is 13,577, about 3,000 of this number are members of the student department. . The col ored associations of the State of Ten nessee own about $9,500 worth of property. Chattanooga and Knoxville ire leaders in the work for men. These two cities own the above men tioned property and have a member- ,Tiip or aooui Ilicn Jir. . a. uooner is secretary, one of the most progressive In the itire country. The theater meetings fmduc'ed during the winter had an erage attendance second to all col ed associations in North America, r. Booker is a sensible -.man and a fird worj-er. He has tb? co-opera- n of the best people or C Manooga. - MR. HENRY LEWIS DEAD. Mr. Henry Lewis, of Avondaie, died I ja4 n TT. J f 1 J a une 6. ly-iz. nv was tu years oiu m a member or tne u. M. K. ', Church. The funeral was attended j by Revs. Pane, ClarK and Douglass. I lie leaves a wife, several children 1 end grandchildren to mourn their Hosf. mona;' them are: Mrs. Ylia .Hurt, of this city; Misi Mamie x Lewis, of Chattanooga; Miss Oneal V Ferguson, Willie Roberson and Miss il'fennio Lewis, of Avondaie. :.!PFERDRONE SOCIAL AT EBE NEZER. In spite of the inclemency of the weather, the Hipperdrone Social vhieh was to be given last Tuesday light, June 18th. by the young peo- le under the auspices ol Mrs. Mattie Walker Dotson and Mids Annie 1 ; ' ; II 1 I i f : w Final Arrangements About Completed. Speaking, Band Concerts, and Other Exercises Grounds are Being Put In Excellent Shape Weeds Are Being Cut and Rubbish - Moved. Hadley Park will be formally dedi cated July 4th, when the Negroes of Nashville will assemble and listen to the thrilling- orations and timely re marks by many of the leading men of the state. It is planned to make this a red-letter day in the history of Nashville. The Park grounds ae being put in fine condition and it is anticipated that several thousand vis itors will find their way to new Had ley Park on Independence Day. and join in the celebration of the day and be witnesses to the dedication of this magnificent pleasure ground. . Mayor Hilary E. Howse and Major I' . P. McWhirter, chairnan of the Park Commission,' will be the princi pal speakers. - '. Aside from the principal speaker many leading men and women will; make short addresses; and the occa sion will be enlivened by strains of music from the best bands to be found in this state. The Park Commissioners are mak ing every effort to have the most elab orate entertainment at the dedication cf this Park. Every detail is being vlven due consideration, and the comfort of jthe expectant host will be well taken care of. The program of the day will be as follows: Address by Mayor Hilary E. Howse. Response, Dr. A. M. Townsend. ' Address by Major F. P. McWhirter, chairman of Park Commission. Re sponse, Mr. Ira T. Bryant, The following and many otheTs will make ten minute talks: Dr. F. A. Stewart, Revs. C. H. Clark, Wm. Ilaynes, W. S. Ellington, R. H. Boyd, Bishop I. B. Scott, Prof. W. J. Hale, Revs. S. L. Howard, Preston Taylor, J. W. Sexton, R. T. Weatherby, Dr. J. P. Crawford, Hon. A. N. Johnson. Prof. J. W. Work, director of music. Mr. B. J. Carr, master of ceremonies. All pastors and their congregations ere Invited by the Mayor and Park Commissioners to come, bring their lunches' and spend the day. Hadley Park 13 situated in the northwestern portion of the city, di rectly north of Mt. Nebo and a few yards from the end of the Jefferson street car line. Those who go will take a Jefferson street car, go to tne end, and when they alight from the car it Is only about two minutes' walk to the park. After reaching the grounds chairs have been provided for all to sit down in the cool shades of the massive oaks and enjoy the pleasantness of the northwestern breezes as they float across the beau tiful campus of the State Normal School. Those who have friends attending the Institute will have an opportuni ty to co-mlngle with-tnem on the park grounds, as most of the teach ers will take advantage of the op portunity presented for a rest and recreation. The Negroes of Nashville are looking forward to this day with great expectations, and, every Indica tion points t6 a record-breaking crowd at Hadley Park July 4th. NEGRO BOY HAS BULLET RE MOVED. e':rksvil!e, Tcnn., June 24. (Spe cial.) R. Washington, the 17-year-old Negro boy who was shot in the head with a pistol while In a row at a col ored church, near Edgoten, Ky., Sun day evening, has been sent to the Home Infirmary, where the ball will be cut out by trephining the skull. The bullet entered the skull Just above the left ear and, as Dr. Burt thinks, is lodged between the delicate linings of the brain, the dura and the pia mater membranes, producing the semi-conscious condition in which he has been since he was wounded. While his condition Is critical he has a slight chance for his life. Leaf Chronicle, June 20th. Since this was published, Dr. Burt has operated upon the boy, removing several portions of the skull, also the bullet. The boy is now doing well, and on the road to recovery. The funeral of Mrs. Mary Bowen. wife of Pomp Bowen, was held at St. John's Baptist Church last Thursday. She had been a member of this church for thirty years and the large audito rium was crowded to Its utmost csl ;iacity. The sermon was preached by the pastor, Rev. S. W. Tooles, B. D., from the text, "The hour is come." It was a masterly effort and the en tire servihe was conducted In a dig r.ilied manner. The beautiful white casket, completely covered with flowers was borne by six ladies, dress ed in white also, and Undertaker Kee tee's white hearse was drawn by beau tiful white horses. Among the donors of floral tributes were .Mrs. Dancy Fort, Mother Perry, Mrs. Mattie Parents Stand Idly By. Pay no Attention to Warnings Great Crowds Can be Seen at All Hours of Night Scenes that- are Heartrending Only One i End Predicted Great Fall. The Dime. Theaters, the Public Halls and the Parks have become in this city places 1 of damnation to young people rather than a recrea tion; and the boys and girls, many cf theni just entering Into their teens, are leading lives that make the hard est criminals blush, with shame. But the thinking men and women of Nashville realize what a continuance of these conditions will mean in a few years, and are asking the ques tion: "What can be done to put a check to this downward grade of the young people?" , . In the theaters crowds congregate every. night and listen to the shows, after which they depart in company with boys of like age and stroll for hours in the streets, getting in home at a late hour or whenever they feel disposed to. In the uptown and also outlying districts the "club-room" (?) is becoming a fad; and oftimes after the theaters close those young people find their waf to one of these dens and there revel to the wee hours of the night. One only has to be In the car shed ebout midnight to get an idea of the extent to which the young people are keeping, late hours. The last cars .are always crowded with these young Loys and girls, and their appearances are always sickening. It is enough to make the heart ache to see these irresponsible children turned out to run at large. The parents seem In different as to the results. They never accompany their children to r.ny place of amusement, " but will end their girls 'of tender years with some giddy-headed boy and allow them to remain out as long as they please. This situation is alarming, and there can be only one culmina tion to this dreadful drama unless the parents of the young people step in and take a hand. The crowds that frequent parks are mostly of tender years, without pa rents to see that they conduct them selves properly. The prediction of the best informed is that wherever these young people are allowed to congregate without any protection, and to come and go as they will, the final result will be the same; homes will be recked; and these parents who appear so . indifferent now will be stopped in tears and with broken hearts; and scores of young girls and boys who would otherwise be strong men and women will be physical and moral wrecks ere they reach their majority. BIG WEST END REALTY SALE TODAY. Today, beginning at . . o'clock out on th; beautiful plateau opposite (he State Normal, a large tract, of land will be sold to Negroes who are look ing for a home in close proximity to a school and at the same time in a high and healthful locality. The Riverview Realty Company fill sell a large number of lots regardless of prices. The tract runs parallel with the Normal School grounds. It is be decked with beautiful shade trees and is well drained from three sides. The street cars will soon be running out to the school and in front of this property, and the pipes for the water main are already laid. This Is an op portunity to have a home removed from the hurry and bustle of city life and yet be in reach of the city. It means only a few minutes' ride on the car and you will be on the public square. The new Hadley Park joins this tract of land on the east, thereby giving a community surrounded with parks. It is an opportunity of a lifetime to get a desirable suburban home. The Riverview Realty Com pany feels very proud of the oppor tunity they have to build up a first class community of Negroes, and are going to see to It that none but the best people are sold lots In the plan. Hatcher and Mrs. Lizzie Hutchinson. On Friday, the 21 inst., the funeral cf Mrs. Nora Saunders was held at St. John also. Mrs. Sunders had been confined to her bed for the last three years, and had been a member of St. John for forty years. The Rev. Georgo L. Harris preached at St. John last Sunday night to a large audience. Delegates returning from the Sunday-School Convention at Erin report a delightful time. Mrs. M. L. Talley made a flying trip to Erin Sunday to attend the Conven tion. At Mt. Olive Sunday the ser vices were good. Rev. O. L. Harris, former pastor of Fifth Ward, preach ed in the morning, and Rev. II. Davie, Their Praises Sung Throughout Nation The 66 Stalwarts Defied Mr. Perkins and His Crowd They Favored Roosevelt, But Were Instructed for Taft Would' not Change for Thousands of Dollars. When the National Republican Convention convened at Chicago on the 19th, the newspapers throughout the country printed in bold letters that the GG Negro delegates controlled the situation. It was meant by this that the contest between President Taft and Col. Roosevelt was so close that these Gli delegates could turn the results in favor of either candidate. Most of these delegatea were from the south and had bten elected on the Taft ,ticket. True, there were equal ly as many of the contested Roose velt delegates, but it was not be lieved that the contested Roosevelt delegates would be seated from any of the Southern States, except Texas, Arkansas, and probably a few from Alabama and . Georgia. It was also conceded at that time that the steam roller process set in motion by the National Committee, in making up the Temporary Roll, would be kept in action throughout the Convention. This made it clear that President Taft would be nominated If he could hold the 06 Negro delegates. For it was apparent that every contested seat would be given to him, regard less of the nature of the case; and as the days passed, and the giants of the Republican party passed from time to time to this or that matter, whenever a vote was taken, the results strengthened the belief more that step by step the office-holding crowd were gradually taking from the peo ple the delegates they had elected and sent to Chicago to represent them. So the situation was really in the hands of the Negro delegates, and they were singled out as the ones that would be bought by the Roose velt side, and it was predicted that Mr. Perkins, with his millions, would at the psychological moment step over and purchase the CG Negro delegates and thereby nominate Mr. Roosevelt as President, of the United States. The Taft managers were alsoappre hensive; but the Negro was put on his honor, and while the white men from the Southern States were chang ing from time to time there were only four Negroes who were elected as Taft delegates who switched over to Roosevelt; and those four w.ere from Mississippi; and while they were elected as Taft delegates, it has been known from the outset that they were for the Colonel. In fact, a large majority of the Negro dele gates were opposed to President Taft, but they had been elected and in structed for him and they stood as men on the honor of their words; and at the last hour, and when the last and final appeal had been made, the Negroes' reply was "No!" I can not bo bought; I am not for sale." And so the delegates who were sent up from the South and who were sin f: f (1 out by the press of the nation as the chattel of the Republican party returned to their several homes the heroes of that great and dramatic Convention. Their praises are being sung on all hands, and the leading business men of the country as well as the leading politicians are today looking at the Negro in a new light. They see in him those qualities of Integrity that make men; and in the future when conventions of a like nature assemble to deliberate, the Negro will not be singled out as a bunch to be bought and sold as chattel, but every man will be counted as one man in the body. SONG SERVICE SUNDAY Y. M. C. A. Sunday, June 30, at 4 o'clock p. m. there will be a song service conducted by the Y. M. C. A. at the Majestic Theater. Prof. J. W. Work Is direc tor of music. Dr. Caruthers Is ren dering valuable assistance In arrang ing the program. There will be a short talk by Mr. A. F. Williams, former secretary of the association. The public is cordially invited to be present, men, women and children. at night. Prof. W. T. Trving, of Nashville, worshipped with us at nie;ht. Rev. E. M. Seymour, our pas tor, was in Erin last week attending the District. Sunday-School Conven tion. The Morning Glory Circle met at the home of Mrs. Riley, on Dodd street, last Fridny afternoon and had a pleasant meeting. St. Peter A. M. E. Church is still gathering in the gleanings from the rally, but while i the increase will tie substantial. It i will nut change the results of the election. Rev. D. A. Graham Is at I tending District Conference at Cum j berlind City this week. The Worn ' an's Home and Foreign Missionary G. O. P. Is Split In Twain. Results After Five Days'v Battle President Receives 561 Votes Col. Roosevelt's Name not Pre sented 107 Delegates Vote for him 344 Refuse to Vote. Chicago, June 23. Taft and Sher man is again the ticket. William Howard Taft was renomi nated for President at the Republican National Convention on the first bal 'Ot at 9:25 last night. He received the votes of 5f,l of the 1,078 delegates entitled to par ticipate in 'the convention. Theodore Roosevelt, who name was not presented and who requested his supporters to refrain from taking ai.y part in the proceedings of a body ! which he declares was organized by fraud and corruption, received 107 votes. Theodore Roosevelt, whose name U'Qa Tirvt liiutcantnrl n .1 .1 n.in 1 any part in the proceedings of a body of 344 were present in the convention when the roll was called and refused to vote. Vice-President James Schooraft Sherman was renominated on the first ba lot immediately after the result of the ballot on the presidency had been announced to the convention. The vice-presidency went begging. There was a general understanding that Mr. Sherman would not stand in the way of the selection of some other candidate for second place on the ticket The leaders who have been in control of the 1912 national convention wanted a western progres sive on the ticket with President Taft. They were unable to find one who vould consent to the presentation of his name. The second place nomination was offered to Governor Deneen of I li- nois, to Governor Hadley of Missouri and to Senator Borah of Idaho. When it became apparent that the timber available afforded no chance of a selection the friends of Mr. Sherman announced his willingness to make a try for election. Senator Robert Marion Ia Follette of Wisconsin received 41 votes for president. His Wisconsin and North Dakota strength of 36 was added to by the splitting of the South Dakota Relegation, he recehing five of the ten votes, while Rooseve.t received the other five. The name of Senator Albert B. Cummins of Iowa, whose friends were hoping near to the last for a disin tegration of the Taft forces that would make their candidate loom ttrongly as a compromise proposi tion, was not presented to the con vention. Senator Cummins, how ever, received 17 votes ten from his own state and seven of the eight Idaho votes which were lined up for Roosevelt until he pulled his hat out cf the ring. s ROOSEVELT NOMINATED BY THIRD PARTY. Theodore Rooseveit's new party was born last night. In the early hours of this morning Colonel Roosevelt became Is organiz ed candidate for the presidency. The christening of the party was deferred until later, probably until August. At that time it will also be fu'ly clothed in its organization garb, up on which godfathers from at least twenty-one states of the Union wUl be at work until then. The birth of the new party took place in Orchestra Hall in the pres ence of thoiibe-nds. Thousands more I ought in vain for an opportunity to bo present, at. the historic event. They struggled with the po'ice for an en trance to the hall only to be denied, then remained outside cheering the echoes of the applause from within. In bringing the new party into ex istence those present did not forget its parent. They still insisted that the men who were present at the Orchestra Hall meeting constituted the majority of the "lawfully elected delegates" to the Repub ican national convention. Colonel Roosevelt himself insisted on this point in the very opening of the speech in which lie accepted the l omination tendered him. "In you I recognize the lawfully elected delegates to the Republican convention, who represent the over whelming majortiy of the voters who took part in the Republican primar- i ies," lie said. I A iitle later, however, he made it i plain that the new party was 'not ! to be considered simply as an olT- shoot of the older party. i I - Jt . lie appealed rn in persons who were assembled in Orchestra II ill to go back to their homes to got new mandate from the people to nominate n candidate- and bring forth a ulat- ! form that would appeal to "northern- Hamilton and David son Represented. Negro Teachers Receive Best of Training Negro Farmer In De mandStrong Lectures Will be Heard at School Excel lent Faculty Selected. The first week of the Summer School of the Agricultural and Indus trial State Normal School recently erecied by the State of Tennessee for the benefit of Negroes proves that the new Institution ,1s going to be im mensely popular with the colored people of the slate and country. 'Fully L50 teachers from all sections of this State, from Alabama, Mississippi, Ar kansas, Georgia, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Missouri are attending the Summer School, with the largest numbers coming from Davidson and Hamilton counties. More than eighty Ci.me from Chattanooga, the home of W. J. Hale, the president of the ln st'tution. The Summer School represents the beginning of the work of the school, which is designed primarily to pre pare Negro teachers for their work in training other Negroes in the pub lic schoolSj not only in academic work but in agriculture and mechanical arts. Particular emphasis is being placed upon agriculture, Inasmuch as Ten nessee is an agricultural state, and a large porportlon of the state's farming interest is in the hands of Negroes as farmers and farm labor ers. The course offered in the Sum mer School are teachers professional, primary methods, industrial, literary and scientific, supplemented by lec tures from such individuals as J. W. Brister, State Superintendent of Pub lic Instruction; S. A. Mynders, Pres ident of Western State Normal School; Capt. Thomas H. Peck, of the Department of Aerleult.nr! Dr R. Q. Lilliard, of the Department of Health, and Dr. II. H. Shoulders. The Normal is being erected by the State at a cost of approximately $200,000 and already two of the larg er buildings are completed, the main building and a dormitory for girls. The dormitory for boys and the heat ing and lighting plant are now in course of erection. The farm, which consists of 1G5 acres, is in charge of Mr. B. J. Carr. The Board of Trustees have taken on a high. stand with reference to the needs and Im portance of the work and have the open endorsement and support of all the leading Negroes of the State. In discussing the outlook. for the first year's work and the attitude of the colored people, President Hale said, "One of the most encouraging features in connection with the open ing of our Summer School was the very spirit that animated all the teachers who have come from differ ent points, representing the best people among us, many of them grad uates from leading colleges and uni versities. These teachers, without one exception, put on their old clothes, scrubbed, washed windows, carried out rubbish and did other tasks of a like nature necessary to get the two completed bui'dings in fhape for the opening. This repre sents the very thing that the State school is designed to teach, that labor is necessary and honorable, and these teachers from all points in the j State, doing these things so willing ly that a few years ago, Negro edu cators would not like to have done, shows that our people everywhere are grasping the sanctity of this idea." President Halo has on his Summer School faculty some of the best and most prominent Negro educators in the country, among them Prof. W. H. Singleton, of Chattanooga; Hoard ii. iiomnson, or Oberlin; Miss MaS C. Hawes, of Atlanta and Columbia Universities; Miss Edwina Smith, of Pratt Institute; Misses Lillian Dean Allen and Hattie E. Hodgkins, of Fisk University: Prof. J. B. Batte, of Nashville; Miss Laura Carey, Prof. H. R. Merry, Clarksville; Miss R. P. Parmenter, Mrs. Watson, Mrs. Brown, Prof. A. M. Meeks, Hampton and Tuskegee Institute?. The regular session will begin in September, by which time the faculty will have been increased to sixteen members, and j three buildings ready for occupancy. The Institution will in every way ; rank with the best Normal Schools j of the country, and has at its head I an experienced educator. er and southerner, easterner and west erner. Ivopiil'iiean and Democrat a ike." Hut all through the prre ilins it ! was n. vt r lost sight of that the men Mroin whom Hie nominatoin was forth ' coming had been delegate to the Ro ! p'iKican national convention. I Thi s,, nun were gailier"d legeiher Jalino:-! before the cheers which had ; greeted the nomination of president ; Taft in the Coliseum, less than a I mile away, had died out. 1 -v'